Apple Crisp


Growing up in New England in the fall meant one thing:  apple crisp, after school, every day.  My mom makes the best apple crisp and still makes it when I come to visit during the cold fall months.  Loaded with tons of spices and a buttery crumb topping it is comfort food at its finest.  After going gluten free recently, I was so upset that the usual oat topping would be off limits, after all, what is fall in Connecticut without warm apple crisp at night?  I was super excited to find gluten free oats at Trader Joe’s and with little added sugar this makes the perfect dessert with a scoop of ice cream or even a fruit and fiber filled breakfast.

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  • 4 medium apples
  • 1 cup rolled oats (I used gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy


  • Peel, core, and slice the apples
  • Toss with the cinnamon and sugar
  • Place on a baking dish
  • Toss the oats with the butter and pumpkin pie spice
  • Sprinkle oat mixture over the apples
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until apples are tender and crisp is bubbly
  • Enjoy!


  • Calories:  183
  • Carbohydrates:  36 grams
  • Fat:  6 grams
  • Protein:  2 grams

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